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Will Jones of Corinth Holders to play baseball at Lenoir-Rhyne

Will Jones signs to play baseball at Lenoir-Rhyne with his parents (seated) Jamie and Susan Jones, (standing, from left) Corinth Holders head coach Adam Weaver and assistant coaches Jarrett Lowder and Ricky Howard.
Will Jones signs to play baseball at Lenoir-Rhyne with his parents (seated) Jamie and Susan Jones, (standing, from left) Corinth Holders head coach Adam Weaver and assistant coaches Jarrett Lowder and Ricky Howard. cbest@newsobserver.com

Parents: Jamie and Susan Jones

High School: Corinth Holders

Height, Weight: 6-foot-1, 165 pounds

Also Considered: Newberry

Why Lenoir-Rhyne? “The coaching staff there is great. They’ve got a great track record of developing players there.”

Major: Graphic Design

Notable: Will projects to play the middle infield in college. He has played catcher, outfielder, shortstop and second base for the Pirates. He projects to spend more time on the mound as a pitcher this spring as well. … He hit .330 as a junior for Corinth Holders. … Will knows he’s going to have to get “stronger and stronger” to be successful at the collegiate level.

Corinth Holders coach Adam Weaver: “He’s worked extremely hard to get to this point and he’s going to make you give him a chance to play. He can probably play anywhere. He’s a young player for his class and he can get up to the 180-85-pound range as a player in college.”

D. Clay Best: 919-524-8895, @dclaybest

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